Editor's note: Since publication, both Aladdin and Chris Stapleton have been canceled, citing concerns about coronavirus.
Not sure what Austin's weekend agenda looks like in the wake of SXSW’s cancellation? We’ve got you covered. While both locals and visitors have to postpone their festival plans, Austin is still packed with the best events that foodie, theater, and music fans can get behind. Pick up some new threads at Laissez Fair Vintage Market or raise a mug to nine years of great beer at Circle Brewing Co. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, March 12
Broadway in Austin: Disney's Aladdin — Canceled
Beloved Disney film/fairy tale Aladdin is reimagined at Bass Concert Hall. Audiences of all ages can reunite with familiar characters like Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, and Genie while being transported to far away Arabia with the help of intricate costumes and fantastical set designs. Following opening weekend, showtimes are scheduled through March 22.
Chris Stapleton's All-American Roadshow — Canceled
Country music star Chris Stapleton makes a stop in Frank Erwin Center in support of his special All-American Roadshow series. The Kentucky-born singer songwriter is known for hits including “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Broken Halos,” and is also a five-time Grammy Award winner with a devoted fan base. The special concert will also feature performances by Jamey Johnson and Yola. Select single seat tickets are still available.
Friday, March 13
Pump Project presents "Retrograde" opening reception
Conceptual artist Casey Diebold’s “Retrograde,” a collection of works exploring the pulp-noir themes of crimes and rebellion of the mid-20th century. Visitors to the reception, located at ArtUs Co, can get a first-look at the original paintings ahead of the general masses. Admission is free. Following opening weekend, the show will be on display through April 14
Saturday, March 14
Laissez Fair Vintage Market presents South By Edition
Laissez Fair Vintage Market continues on in the spirit of festival fun despite SXSW’s surprising cancelation. Guests can shop a variety of curated apparel, jewelry, home goods, and more unique finds from more than 10 vintage vendors. Peruse your new favorite closet staples from Passport Vintage, Unique Thrift, Lovers Vintage, and more while you sip complimentary cocktails and indulge in a local shopping spree. Laissez Fair is free and open to the public.
Circle Brewing Co. presents 9th Anniversary Party
Local favorite watering hole Circle Brewing Co. celebrates another year of cold craft beer and community with plenty of good vibes on tap. The anniversary party will feature live music from Josh Murphy and Mean Jolene and food from El Xolo Tacos and The Evil Wiener. Entry is free, but guests can purchase a $20 ticket that includes a custom take-home anniversary glass and three beer pours.